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In the spirit of the old baseball adage "You can't tell the players without a scorecard," I'm wondering if there is anywhere that I can easily find out who the moderators on a site are -- not just their usernames, but who they are. Actually, I'd settle for being able to know who a meta moderator is on SO. Some people tend to change their names on meta and it's hard to always keep track of who is who. That's ok for normal users or, at least, I don't care that much. I would like to be able to easily know, for instance, that Won't ಠ_ಠ is actually Will. I think I used to do this by looking at their Accounts page in their profile, but that only lists what accounts are associated now. I have to actually click away to the other site to see their name there.

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Won't is will? Didn't know it! – genesis Sep 7 '11 at 15:58
Why would you want to do this? – Justin Morgan Sep 7 '11 at 15:58
I'm not sure what "not just their usernames, but who they are" means -- what info exactly are you looking for if not their username? – Michael Mrozek Sep 7 '11 at 16:03
@ಠ_ಠ - sometimes it helps if you know who are interacting with. People have personalities and communication styles. One person might not get or misunderstand a joke or reference that another person might immediately pick up on. I'm not here often enough to know what moniker someone has adopted and knowing which moderator I'm talking to would be helpful sometimes. – tvanfosson Sep 7 '11 at 16:04
@Michael - basically the stuff that I would get from their profile, but like a "scorecard" it has all the players listed in one place making it easier to find them. As I noted, my immediate interest is being able to keep track of a mods online identity when they change their moniker on meta. Typically they don't on SO. – tvanfosson Sep 7 '11 at 16:07
@Michael - easier to understand if you assume that the SO name is their moniker and, sometimes, they use a pseudonym on meta. I'd like to know their actual moniker. – tvanfosson Sep 7 '11 at 16:08
@tvanfosson Ok, so this is a meta-specific thing? – Michael Mrozek Sep 7 '11 at 16:09
@Michael - for me, yes. I was assuming that if something like that existed it would be for all the sites. I suppose if it doesn't exist I'll have to change this from a support request to a feature-request. – tvanfosson Sep 7 '11 at 16:15
@tvanfosson Well, I'm not sure how it makes sense anywhere else; MSO is the only place that has mods from other sites with potentially different names. Individual site metas only have the mods for that site, and names can't be different from the parent site – Michael Mrozek Sep 7 '11 at 16:25
@MichaelMrozek Excepting Shog9 – Grace Note Sep 7 '11 at 16:34
tvan, If you have need for a page that simply lists all active moderators on a specific site, that's always at /about. It doesn't list the extra point of usernames on other sites, though. – Grace Note Sep 7 '11 at 16:35
The about page on all sites will list the mods: – random Sep 7 '11 at 16:35
Anyone who isn't listed as a meta moderator is a Stack Exchange employee, generally. I don't think there's any exception to this. – Grace Note Sep 7 '11 at 16:43
Why is everybody always up in my bidnez? – Won't Sep 7 '11 at 16:45
@won't - i just don't want to make you mad by mistake. I'd rather do it on purpose. :-) – tvanfosson Sep 7 '11 at 16:56

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